Show’s Over, Soup’s on: Where to Eat After a Big Night Out

The applause may have ended, but your appetite is still screaming. Here’s where to quell the hunger pangs near L.A.’s cultural mainstays
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HOLLYWOOD

Hollywood Bowl, Arclight Hollywood, Pantages Theatre, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Fonda Theatre

theessentials_masa_tCleo
The Mediterranean-inspired tagines and Moroccan-style bites from Danny Elmaleh are as spicy as the scene here.
Open till midnight nightly. The Redbury, 1717 Vine St.
(4-minute drive from Hollywood Bowl)

theessentials_masa_t25 Degrees
At the Hollywood Roosevelt’s street-level diner, indulge in some of L.A.’s finest burgers round the clock.
Open 24 hours daily. 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
(4-minute drive from Hollywood Bowl)

theessentials_masa_tRuen Pair
Sometimes all you want is crispy fried pork belly with Chinese broccoli, a pile of greasy-in-a-good-way pad see ew, and a belly-warming bowl of tom yum soup.
Open till 3 a.m. nightly. 5257 Hollywood Blvd.
(6-minute drive from Hollywood Forever Cemetery)

theessentials_masa_t101 Coffee Shop
The classed-up diner grub from Brandon Boudet (Dominick’s, Little Dom’s) goes way beyond coffee and pie.
Open till 3 a.m. nightly. 6145 Franklin Ave.
(7-minute walk from Fonda Theatre)

theessentials_masa_tWood & Vine
Come for the romantic mezzanine perch and the slick patio fire pit; stay for the risotto balls and the fancy chicken and waffles.
Open till midnight, Tue.-Thu., Sun.; till 2 a.m., Fri.-Sat. 6280 Hollywood Blvd.
(1-minute walk from Pantages Theatre)

theessentials_masa_tThe Pikey
Yes, this is a British pub. Yes, there are fish-and-chips. That’s not all. Go for the fluke crudo with cherries and baby kale or veal ragù with chervil pappardelle.
Open till 2 a.m. nightly. 7617 W. Sunset Blvd.
(5-minute drive from ArcLight Hollywood)


The Valley

Valley Performing Arts Center, ArcLight Sherman Oaks, NoHo Arts District

theessentials_masa_tKrua Thai
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better plate of pad thai in L.A. at any hour, let alone at 3 a.m.
Open till 3:30 a.m. nightly. 13130 Sherman Way, North Hollywood.
(9-minute drive from NoHo Arts District)

theessentials_masa_tLaurel Tavern
There are 16 beers on tap if you want to keep the party going and a gut-busting blue cheese burger with candied bacon if you need to stop it in its tracks.
Open till 2 a.m. nightly. 11938 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.
(10-minute drive from Arc-Light Sherman Oaks)

theessentials_masa_tBlack Market Liquor Bar
The show continues at the Valley’s loudest restaurant, where tequila Old-Fashioneds are served alongside Antonia Lofaso’s ricotta gnudi with brown butter.
Open till 2 a.m. nightly. 11915 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.
(10-minute drive from Arc-Light Sherman Oaks)

theessentials_masa_tBoneyard Bistro
The Kobe beef doughnuts and oak-grilled, grass-fed beef ribs should curb any midnight munchies.
Open till 2 a.m. nightly. 13539 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.
(10-minute drive from ArcLight Sherman Oaks)

theessentials_masa_tLum Ka Naad
Warning: The regional Thai specialties may induce night sweats. Less daring palates should try the house-made Thai sausage or turmeric-papaya curry.
Open till 10 p.m., Mon.; till midnight, Tue.-Wed.; till 2 a.m., Thu.-Sat.; till 11 p.m., Sun. 8910 Reseda Blvd., Northridge.
(15-minute walk from Valley Performing Arts Center)

theessentials_masa_tBow & Truss
An expansive patio bustles with craft cocktail sippers until night’s end. Spain influences the paella-heavy menu as well as the late dinner hour.
Open till 2 a.m. nightly. 11122 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood.
(2-minute walk from NoHo Arts District)


Westside

Kirk Douglas Theatre, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Broad Stage

theessentials_masa_tFather’s Office
Killer burgers and craft beer are only part of what lures a packed house to Sang Yoon’s gastropub—a very, very important part.
Open till 1 a.m., Mon.-Thu.; till 2 a.m., Fri.-Sat.; till midnight, Sun. 3229 Helms Ave, Culver City.
(5-minute drive from Kirk Douglas Theatre)

theessentials_masa_tWaterloo & City
The chefs at this carnivore-centric British pub wear bowler hats. You’ll wear a face full of sticky toffee pudding.
Open till midnight, Tue.-Thu.; till 1 a.m., Fri.-Sat.; till 11 p.m., Sun.-Mon. 12517 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City.
(9-minute drive from Kirk Douglas Theatre)

theessentials_masa_tStella Barra Pizzeria
Feeling decadent? Ask the kitchen to throw a sunny-side-up egg (or two) on your house-made pork sausage pizza. Do yourself a favor and take some cookies to go.
Open till midnight, Mon.-Thu.; till 1 a.m., Fri.-Sat.; till 11 p.m., Sun. 2000 Main St., Santa Monica.
(4-minute walk from Santa Monic Civic Auditorium)

theessentials_masa_tScopa Italian Roots
We don’t often think of noshing on upscale Italian bites like fried squash blossoms and veal Milanese postmidnight—but we should.
Open till 2 a.m. nightly. 2905 Washington Blvd.,
(10-minute drive from Santa Monica Civic Auditorium)

theessentials_masa_tBig Dean’s
Sneak into this beachfront local hang for great beer and even better onion rings. Finish up with a moonlit stroll on the sand.
Open till 2 a.m. nightly. 1615 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica.
(7-minute drive from Broad Stage)

theessentials_masa_tEast Borough
Try the wok-charred oxtail or the pho baguette at Chloe Tran’s modern Vietnamese spot geared to family-style feasting.
Open till 10 p.m., Sun.-Fri.; till 11 p.m., Sat. 9810 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City.
(1-minute walk from Kirk Douglas Theatre)


Downtown

Disney Hall, Music Center, L.A. Live

theessentials_masa_tWon Kok
Perfecting the ratio of guilt to pleasure in guilty-pleasure Chinese food takes skill. This dim sum dive pulls it off.
Open till 3 a.m. nightly. 210 Alpine St.
(4-minute drive from Music Center)

theessentials_masa_tPacific Dining Car
What kind of people come in for a white-tablecloth steak dinner and a martini before sunup? Whoever they are, you want to join ’em.
Open 24 hours daily. 1310 W. 6th St.
(4-minute drive from L.A. Live)

theessentials_masa_tThe Stocking Frame
Downtown’s new neighborhood bar also happens to serve avocado corn bread and octopus tacos to the post-clubbing crowd.
Open till midnight, Tue.-Fri.; till 12:30 a.m., Sat. 911 S. Hill St.
(4-minute drive from L.A. Live)

theessentials_masa_tOriginal Pantry Cafe
The 24/7 landmark has been dishing out mammoth-size portions of all-American fare for 90 years.
Open 24 hours daily. 877 S. Figueroa St.
(11-minute walk from L.A. Live)

theessentials_masa_tDaikokuya
Later is better to avoid the perpetually out-the-door line for some of L.A.’s best ramen.
Open till midnight, Mon.-Thu.; till 1 a.m., Fri.-Sat.; till 11 p.m., Sun. 327 E. 1st St.
(16-minute walk from Disney Hall)

theessentials_masa_tSuehiro
Satisfy your noodle, sushi, and katsu cravings while the rest of the city turns in. Shhh—the spicy ramen is on a secret menu.
Open till 1 a.m., Mon.-Thu.; till 3 a.m., Fri.-Sun. 337 E. 1st St.
(16-minute walk from Disney Hall)

Photographs courtesy (in order): (3) flickr.com/ron dollete; (4) facebook.com/101coffeeshop; (5) facebook.com/woodandvine; (7) kruathai.com; (9) facebook.com/blackmarketliquorbar; (10) Gary Winterboer; (11) facebook.com/Lum-Ka-Naad-Noodle-and-Thai-Cuisine-Northridge; (13) flickr.com/lwyang; (16) facebook.com/scopaitalianroots; (17) facebook.com/bigdeansoceanfront; (19) Jeremy Thomas; (20) facebook.com/pacific-dining-car; (21) urbanspoon.com/phodie; (23) facebook.com/daikokuya; (24) Jose Wolff. 

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